Out Of Control

No matter how hard we try, we cannot control every aspect of every circumstance we find ourselves in.  How we deal with this lack of control will largely determine how happy we are from day to day.  The fact is that most of what happens in our lives is out of our hands.  We cannot…

Plans Change

Plans are meant to change. They are just an outline. The details are filled in by life’s circumstances. We can try to mitigate all risk and cover all contingencies, but we cannot account for every possible variable, especially variables that are impossible to predict. Our success is determined by our ability to adapt to the…

On Mitigating Risk

No good argument can be made for taking risk unnecessarily when the same or better outcome can be had by mitigating risk instead. Risk, alone, is of no real value. In fact, unnecessary risk is detrimental to our survival, progress, and success. Proper research, planning, and preparation will guarantee us the outcomes we want far…